What happened in Chiswick during November 2008

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Forum Regular Dies in Road Accident
Michael Fletcher hit by truck while cycling on A4

Buy One House Get One Porsche Free
Chiswick TV actor makes home buyers an unusual offer

Chiswick Property Prices Stay Steady
Latest figures show resilient prices but volume dire

Something Out Of The Ordinary
We check out the authentic South African cuisine at Chakalaka

St Michael's and The Great War
90 years on as recorded in the Church magazine, 1915-1918

Have Yourself a Very Chiswick Christmas!
Everything you need for the festive season right here on your doorstep

Selling Your Home in a Difficult Market
Practical guidance from Chiswick solicitors Solnick & Co

The Cardinal's Coming To Town
Cormac Murphy-O'Connor to retire to Chiswick next year

High Court Rules In Favour Of Chiswick Asbestos Victim
Compensation for daughter who hopes case 'will help others in future'

A Very Mixt Bag of Nutz
Emma Brophy meets Chiswick funny woman Sunna Jarman

Concerns Grow For Missing Russian Woman
21 year old last seen on Friday near Hammersmith Bridge

Car Crashes Into Eco Shop
Damaging the store's distinguishable wood paneling

Congestion Charge Zone's Western Extension To Be Scrapped
By Spring 2010 following Mayor's public consultation

Tree Coppicing at Chiswick House Gardens
Sarah Finch-Crisp on a 'drastic' but time honoured method of woodland conservation

Local Schools Receive Outstanding Praise
From Chief Inspector of Education in Ofsted's annual report

Wizardry, Austen and Shaking Hippies
Christina Farr meets the 'ridiculously multi-talented' Genevieve Gaunt

Maybe It's Because He's A Londoner
Capital's accent voted very stress soothing in lifeboats survey

The Highest Rated Interior Designers in Chiswick
Give your feedback on who is best in W4

"Heathrow Put Environmental Limits Before New Flights"
BAA ask Government to appoint independent assessor if expansion is approved

As Sherlock Treads the Boards of the Tabard
Gabriella La Rocca discovers something new about his creator Conan Doyle

The Doodling Duchess
Camilla shows her creative side during visit to local cancer care centre

So Many Books, So Little Time
Competition aims to find The Book To Talk About

Another Trophy for Exuberant But Careless Chiswick
Rugby Result: Twickenham 18 Chiswick 25

Result Conceals Degree of Mead's Under Achievement
Football Result: Old Aloysian 2 Old Meadonians 2

'Massive' First Half Performance From Chiswick Albion
Football Result: Draytonians 1 Chiswick Albion 3

A Step In The Right Direction To Beat Air Pollution
New online service helps locals to plan cleaner and greener journeys

Chiswick 'Ad Man' On Exposed BNP List
Five W4 residents named as members of right wing political party

Total Petrol Station and Spar Shop Set to Close
No concrete plans yet for large site on Chiswick High Road

"I see myself as the most normal person I know"
Emma Brophy talks to The Black Sheep's Baroness

Sainsbury's Shuts Up Shop This Week
In preparation for a major refurbishment project

Have Yourself A Very Chiswick Christmas
A round of all the best seasonal menus on offer in W4

The Gangs of Chiswick
Groups of teenagers have 'disproportionate impact on fear of crime'

"I love being given the permission to be extraordinarily unpleasant"
Gabriella La Rocca talks to Roger Llewellyn about playing Sherlock Holmes

Sinking Feeling at The Old Ship
Things aren't what they used to be down on the river

'Super Sewer' Proposals Will Continue To Be Challenged
Council leaders warn "never underestimate the power of public opinion"

Safer Neighbourhood Teams Go Online
Live discussion with representatives from local wards on ChiswickW4.com forum

Parents of Truant Teenagers Face £50 Fines
Figures reveal numbers high numbers in Chiswick and Brentford

Six Figure Sum For Drunk Who Fell Under A Train
High Court rules local man was only 50% accountable for accident

Track Improvements Signal Line Closures
No trains betweens Waterloo and Barnes for eleven days

2M Wins Runway Alternation Pledges
As well as backing on 3rd runway from main opposition parties

Plans For Local Police Stations Put On Ice
Icelandic Bank losses and property slump means refurbishment plans shelved

Want To Make Your Community A Safer Place?
Youth Service is looking for volunteers for community panel

Mead's Keep Hosts Under Constant Pressure
Football Result: Alexandra Park 0 Old Meadonians 4

Tara Proves Too Strong for Opposition
Camogie Junior League Final - Tara 2-6 v 1-2 Croydon

Chiswick Albion Retain Good Cup Record
Middlesex Sunday Premier Cup - Chiswick Albion 4 Sals Bar 0

The Golden Boy of Chiswick
Emma Brophy meets Olympic medalist and world champion Pete Reed

Woman Ticketed During Two Minute Silence
Claims warden issued PCN as she paid her respect to war dead

Are You Experiencing West-stress?
The 'must have' ailment for the discerning consumer this winter

Use Consumer Power To Vote For Sustainable Economy
Eco's Nicola Giuggioli believes we have unique investment opportunity

What We Hate About Our Clients
This time it's the turn of Estate Agents to tell tales

The New Coffee In Town
We check out Chiswick Park's The Coffee Station

Former Photographer Becomes Champion Master Chef
Chiswick's James Nathan wins search for the nation's top amateur chef

Emergency Services Called To Chiswick Home
Chemical incident took twenty fire-fighters more than an hour to control

Major Road Works Signal Chaos For Kew Bridge
Road closures due to Transco gas main repairs

Blazing Bikes, Big Bangs and BBQ's
Images from this year's local bonfires, fireworks and laser shows

Fuller's Head of The River Fours
Challenging conditions greeted 480 crews from across the UK and Europe

Motorbikes to be Allowed in Bus Lanes
Ealing borough to trial scheme for 18 months

Physiotherapy in Chiswick
Give your feedback on who is best in W4

Chiswick Sees Rise In Residential Burglaries
Police urge residents to ensure their properties are secure

Schedule of carriageway closures M4 Junctions 1-3
Further overnight maintenance on elevated section required

Free Everything At Eco!
You buy one Eco buys one. Kids under 5 eat for free too!

Police Take Blunt Approach To Underage Sales
Crack down on traders selling knives, fireworks or alcohol to young people

Hosts' Defence Worthy Of Shakespearian Description
Alliance Senior Cup : Kew Association 1 Old Meadonians 2

Some Bright Intervals For Second Place Chiswick
Rugby Result: Chiswick 37 Datchworth 15

A History of Fishing in Chiswick
An illustrated talk by James Wisdom using manorial records, maps and historic prints

+ France Under A Tenner This November at Le Vacherin +
Grilled Feather Blade Steak & Frites #9.95 inc 125ml glass of Duras Cabernet

Robbing Peter To Park Paul
Why are parking bays wider in some of parts of Chiswick than others?

Church's Altar Shroud Damaged By Graffiti
Police seek suspect seen in the area of St Michael and All Angels

Black On Track For Turnham Green Terrace
No cactus on the menu for former Texas Lone Star

Survey Shows Wide-Spread Support For Eco-Village
Chiswick businesses and residents are keen to go green

Is It A Mobile Phone Shop, Is It A Starbucks?
No it's Patisserie Valerie that's set to become our latest haven of self-indulgence

King Street Restaurant Owner Fined For Filth
And forced to clean up his act by environmental health officers

Free Everything At Eco!
You buy one Eco buys one. Kids under 5 eat for free too!

Comedy and Curry at The Watermans
Penny Flood finds George an all round good egg

Council Puts Leaders In The Hot Seat
Residents given opportunity to grill Councillors on a range of local issues

Green With Envy Over Neighbours' Recycling?
Hounslow announce new waste collection scheme in line with adjoining boroughs

Where to do Yoga in Chiswick
Give your feedback on who is best in W4

Watermans Gets its Money Back
Arts Councils backtracks on cuts at local arts centre

Bollywood, Boats and Ice Skates But No BMX's
Gunnersbury Regeneration Board discuss options for Park's future

84% of Ealing Residents Say 'No' to Polyclinics
Angie Bray conducts survey on local services

Chiswick's Proud History of Shipbuilding
Brought back to life by Peter Usher with his Pier House talk

Love Food But Hate Waste?
Campaign aims to reduce the amount of good grub in our bins

Mead's Mini-Revival Brought Firmly To An End
Football Result: Old Meadonians 1 Bealonains 2

South African Cuisine Comes to Chiswick
Chakalaka takes on old Mow's site in Barley Mow Passage

Mackens Hit By Top Restaurants' Bankruptcy
Tom Aiken's company placed in administration

Setanta Complete Move to Chiswick
Sports broadcaster now based in local business park

Man Guilty of Molesting 78 Year Old
Disappointment over 'lenient' sentence for Mark Bowden

Gunnersbury Station to get Bike Racks
Victory for campaigners after Mayor intervenes

Shop till you drop in Shepherd's Bush
Leona Lewis and M&S models wow crowds at new Westfield shopping centre

Chiswick's Own Tank
Historian David Fletcher on the day the mighty machine rolled into town

Traditional Italian Trattoria
Penny Flood goes retro at Caffe Piccolo

Westfield Opens
Hundreds queue up but warnings of traffic gridlock prove unfounded

EC One Introduces Polish and Pamper Fridays
Have your jewellery polished while you enjoy champagne and a massage

2M Group Take Rail Plan to Scottish Parliament
Heathrow campaigners to outline alternative to Third Runway

Which is the Top Dentists in Chiswick?
Give your feedback on who is best in W4

Schedule of carriageway closures M4 Junctions 1-3
Further overnight maintenance on elevated section required

Harley Street Comes To Chiswick
With the opening of Cosmetic Surgery Clinic at The Hogarth

I Believe In Yesterday
Adventures in Living History from Chiswick's Tim Moore

Bollywood, Boats and Ice Stakes But No BMX's
Gunnersbury Regeneration Board discuss options for Park's future

The Picture of Dorian Gray
Gabriella La Rocca reviews Oscar Wilde's modernised masterpiece

Search Begins For Voice of Tomorrow
Unique competition gives aspiring stars opportunity to show their talent

Middlesex: What Does it Mean to You?
Rupert Barnes on a county with a long history and vanishing traditions

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